According to Sky Sports, Philippe Coutinho reacted quickly to the statement issued by Liverpool this morning which said that the Brazilian would not be moving anywhere during the current transfer window with the player handing in a transfer request.The formal procedure, a request to leave, in writing, is only used in England and Coutinho is believed to put in such a request to propel his proposed move to Barcelona.
When asked whether Coutinho's request changed the club's stance, Klopp replied: "I don't think so". It is yet to be seen whether Coutinho's position at the club becomes untenable or whether the club force him to stay and re-integrate him back into the fold. "I think it's pretty clear what FSG said about it".
"You have to ask them".
The Coutinho controversy added to Klopp's frustration after Liverpool squandered the chance to claim an opening day victory by conceding a stoppage-time equaliser. The first half I wasn't too happy with.
Salah won the penalty from which Firmino scored before bundling home from close range to cap a strong first competitive performance after his club-record transfer from Roma. Physicality in the beginning and not being ready for these things. The second half was a lot better.
"We need offence in behind with the speed, not all the time but if we can do it in another space then it's easier for us to play football there".
However, Hornets boss Marco Silva felt his players deserved a point from a match in which they twice lost a one-goal lead.
Britos was standing behind the last Liverpool defender when Richarlison struck his effort, but the referee's assistant chose not to raise his flag, allowing the goal to stand.
"That's really not fun. We had a very good first half, a good intensity like I wanted", he told BBC Sport. "Hard to accept. But we know we can do better and we have to do better". I think Alberto [Moreno] loses a really high challenge and there should be another player, then you can't play the pass in behind.